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Old March 13th, 2017, 03:49 PM   #21
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Read the archives. I posted my Bones Bottle Technique several times.
And a really long article on cleaning.

BTW Lots of techniques skater use.

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Old March 14th, 2017, 01:37 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by BigFoot View Post
I still clean my bearings about once a year even though the grease still looks clean. I use an aerosol can of brake parts cleaner that has a straw tube. According to the label on the can, it is basically acetone (fingernail polish remover). It works fast and doesn’t leave any residue.
I have had great results using the brake cleaner described by BigFoot.

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Old March 14th, 2017, 10:54 PM   #23
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Here's 2 part clip from a Nat. Skate Patrol member breaking down Bearing Cleaning in a few easy steps:

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and, yes you can clean bearings in hot water, we've been doing it for years. No need to get toxic with this task.

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Old March 20th, 2017, 03:34 PM   #24
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I never clean a bearing. I purchase inexpensive Chinese bearings marked "ABEC-7 SPEED" that have removable metal shields that are NOT replaceable if you remove them. They cost about 25 cents each.

So here is what you do: Get yourself some Bones Speed Cream lube. It is made ESPECIALLY for skate bearings. Do not remove the bearing shields. Dribble a little Speed Cream into the opening between the shield and the inner bearing race. Just need a couple of drops to penetrate in there and you might have to spin the bearing a bit to help with this. You need to do this because the lube that comes standard in those bearings is trash. Then put the bearings into your wheels and skate. Skate through water puddles if you want to. The Speed Cream will keep the bearings from rusting for a long time.

As your bearings get dirty, noisy, and slow, replace them one at a time with the same brand of cheap Speed Cream treated bearings. So maybe once every month or two you will be tossing 25 cents into the trash bin. While you are at it, throw all of your bearing cleaning stuff in the trash bin too. It is much more fun to skate than jerk around cleaning bearings.

You wanna spend a hundred bucks on bearings and spend your time cleaning them? Hey...if you LIKE doing it, great. If you LOATHE it, do what I do. Purchase cheap bearings, lube 'em up, skate 'em, toss 'em.

BTW...I skate about 2000 miles a year OUTDOORS according to my GPS. So far after two years I have thrown away ZERO bearings and cleaned ZERO bearings. Just add a drop of Speed Cream every three months or so. They will sound noisy for a few minutes, then quiet right down as the dirt gets pushed away from the balls. After one skate session at the most they will quiet down. If not, toss and replace. Skate on!

Here are a couple of long videos I made on this subject.

How To Waterproof Your Longboard (or Skate) Bearings - Part 1

Waterproof Your Longboard (or Skate) Bearings - Part 2
I started this thread and haven't been back on in a million years 🙈 I agree with this and it's what I've been doing. Cheap bearings. Chuck them away when they're no good (which I haven't yet had to do!) But.. I so want a decent pair of bearings which I would do exactly that with. A little wipe and some lube. 👊
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